Summer Jet Set: Affordable Getaways

Travel the globe on a budget!

With so many places to see and a limited amount of money hostels may be your only choice.  This sounds a bit scary considering their bad reputation, but these hostels have had a facelift!  So, skimp on your bill, but not on the comfort at these swanky hostels in some of the most coveted travel destinations.


Hostal La Buena Vida may seem like a boutique hotel from the outside with its art-deco design, but it is actually a hostel in the heart of Mexico City.  The rooms include bunk beds, artistic bedding and a sink.  Throughout the hostel you can find living spaces or retreat to the rooftop patio to soak up some sun.

Hostal La Buena Vida | Starting at $25


Berchtesgaden Youth Hostel located near Munich, Germany is an eco-friendly hostel decorated in bright colors for a fun feel.  This hostel has 91 beds, living spaces, built in furniture and storage space.  Its open architecture and bright design promotes a clean and comfortable environment for your sleeping pleasure.

Berchtesgaden Youth Hostel | Starting at $22

New York

Previously having hosted soldiers from World War II The Bowery House is a historical hostel located in Manhattan, New York.  Keeping in theme with its history the Bowery House is decorated like its former period and has a very charming appeal.  The hostel has single and shared rooms, communal bathrooms, a bar, kitchen, living room and garden/patio.

The Bowery House | Starting at $69